Of the thousands of players in Division III women's basketball, these are the 25 we picked as the best in the country. Thomas More's Madison Temple was selected Player of the Year and Gabby Timmer of Calvin Rookie of the Year.
This year's Polar Bears graduating class had the unenviable task of replacing the 2018 D3hoops.com Player of the Year, stepping into the starting lineup, and turning from defensive stopper to 38-point scorer. One thing that didn't change, was seeing Bowdoin in the Final Four. Brian Lester has more.
Not surprisingly the NESCAC dominates the All-Northeast Region team with a sweep of the major awards. Bowdoin's Abby Kelly is Player of the Year, Adrienne Shibles is Coach of the Year and Wesleyan's Caleigh Ryan is Rookie of the Year.
A record(s) shattering performance on the men's side highlights the weekend. Home teams, barely, holding their own highlights the women's weekend. Sunday night on Hoopsville, Dave and guests recap the weekend and look ahead at the Championship Weekends. Watch the show On Demand or listen to the podcast here.
BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College women's basketball team sprinted to an early lead and coasted to a 93-73 win over Hunter College in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Friday evening at Morrell Gymnasium.
When Thomas More ripped through a front-loaded schedule, there was a feeling of inevitability to them winning the title, despite the poll positioning. Then Bowdoin, St. Thomas and others showed what they can do while TMU was idle. So will TMU leave Division III on the highest note possible?
After falling behind by 16, the Polar Bears roared past Amherst to stay unbeaten in conference and overall. Meanwhile Elizabethtown stunned Scranton, Trine swept Hope, and Thomas More returned to the court with a predictable result.
BRUNSWICK, Maine – The top-ranked Bowdoin College women’s basketball team outscored fourth-ranked Amherst 47-22 in the second half to rally for a dramatic 65-56 win on Saturday afternoon before a packed house at Morrell Gymnasium.
Milestones, upsets, underdogs, under the radar, and giving back ... that's what's on tap. Join Dave and guests as they recap another terrific week in D-III basketball. Hear from some of the teams many didn't expect to be talking about. Also, hear about how some teams are giving back on this national holiday. Watch the show On Demand.
After a close first half, No. 1 Bowdoin pulled away from No. 4 Tufts for a convincing road victory on Saturday afternoon, while No. 2 Thomas More rallied to win at No. 23 UT-Dallas. Plus Gettysburg tightened its grip on the Centennial and Mass-Boston snapped a small losing skid in style.
For the first time in more than a decade, Bowdoin College is ranked No. 1 in the D3hoops.com Top 25. Hope, St. Thomas and Chicago also garnered top votes while two Texas teams make their first appearances ever in the Top 25.
Of the thousands of players in Division III women's basketball, these are the 25 we picked as the best in the country. Bowdoin's Kate Kerrigan was selected Player of the Year and Savannah LeGate of Oglethorpe Rookie of the Year.
Amherst held Bowdoin without a field goal for a 10-minute span and pulled away from the Polar Bears, 65-45, securing the Mammoths' second straight NCAA Division III women's basketball national championship.
Bowdoin shot 50 percent from the floor, drilled 10 three pointers and didn't miss a free throw in a 90-62 dominating performance against previously unbeaten Wartburg. Abby Kelly led the way with 23 points for the Polar Bears.
The young girl in the ballcap was a huge Bowdoin women's basketball fan as an 8-year-old as the Polar Bears went to the 2004 Final Four. But she wasn't able to make the trip. This year she will, however, since she'll be playing. More in a Road to Rochester feature.
Bowdoin guard Kate Kerrigan was the best player in the best conference, so she's our Northeast Region Player of the Year. Adrienne Shibles who took Bowdoin from unranked to the final four is the Coach of the Year and two Little East players split Rookie of the Year honors.
The final four teams in the NCAA Tournament are the teams ranked Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 5 after Amherst, Bowdoin and Thomas More rolled into the national semifinals and Wartburg battled past East Texas Baptist in the sectional finals.
The NESCAC put its stamp on the round of 16 with three dominant performances by Amherst, Bowdoin and Tufts. Elsewhere ETBU continued its run, UR won the battle of Rochester and Thomas More earned a rematch with Hope.
With much of the country shivering in freezing temperatures, a pair of Polar Bears won Top 25 battles. Ohio Northern defeated Marietta to get a leg up in the OAC race and Bowdoin topped Tufts in the NESCAC. Plus Marymount upset CNU and both ranked WIAC teams fell.